Video Recording: “Recover, Retrench, Reset: An International Symposium Exploring the Reopening Of Research Libraries and the ‘New Normal’ in the Covid-19 Landscape”
The video recording linked and embedded below was recorded on June 9, 2020.
Description (via IARLA)
IARLA convened an international symposium on 3 June 2020, which explored the plans that research libraries are putting in place to reopen their physical library buildings and reinstate their onsite services in the post-, or continuing-, Covid-19 landscape. The symposium included presentations from speakers in the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Australia, who shared the plans and preparations that they are putting in place for the reopening of their libraries, how these relate to their wider institutional context, and how they correspond with their national and regional experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The symposium was introduced by Robin Green, University Librarian, University of Warwick, and Chair of Research Libraries UK
Presentations were given by:
- Lauren Pressley, Associate Dean for Research & Learning Services, University of Washington
- Vivian Lewis, University Librarian, McMaster University
- Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist, Trinity College Dublin
- Jessica Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services, University of Cambridge
- Chris Banks, Assistant Provost (Space) and Director of Library Services, Imperial College London
- Jill Benn, University Librarian, University of Western Australia
- Lorraine Haricombe, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, University of Texas
The symposium also included a mentimeter survey of delegates to enable them to share their plans and preparations for reopening and the recovery of their services.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.